This post is part of the One Little Word Blog Hop where members of Ali Edwards’ OLW class share their monthly assignments or something about their word. Each month, on the 1st of the month, I’ll participate and then give you a link to the next in line (see the full list of participants at the end of this post).
I decided early in March that I’m going to try to forget my expanding to-do list most of the time and simply be mindful of the time I do have for myself and the things I do accomplish. I’d been constantly running from one task to the next and never quite feeling satisfied. That resolution, in combination with my new mindset about my daughter and parenting, has really set me free.
I have enjoyed two weeks of reconnection with my sweet husband, of appreciation of all that I have in my life (friends who mean so much to me, a beautiful home, a supportive family, health, etc.), and of pure FUN with my daughter. Her imagination and creativity astounds me and it is just hilarious and oh so enjoyable to watch her play. Many of you have reminded me that these days are fleeting and I have taken it to heart.
I am not the type of person who will ever have a finished to-do list. So I’m prioritizing, limiting myself, remembering to take it easy, and focusing on the birds and flowers and sunshine rather than the traffic and weeds and rain.
Catch up on my month of mindfulness if you like:
- That to-do list in my back pocket 3/20
- 3am ramblings about time 3/19
- Make every day joyful 3/18
- Prioritizing self care: put the big rocks in first 3/13
- This self-care stuff is hard! 3/12
- Self-care for the novice (me!) 3/9
- Make time for nothing 3/6
I’m so glad to be part of this blog hop! Some of the artwork these ladies do is just incredible! Now, hop along to the next OLW post. She (and each thereafter) will send you on down the list from there until you’ve seen them all. The rest of the participants are listed below. I encourage you to visit every blog for more creative fun.
You can read other posts related to my OLW here.
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Naomi http://poeticaperture.com <— You are here.
Stephanie http://playinghouseinmaryland.blogspot.com <— Go here next!
Orange Gearle http://orangegearle.blogspot.com
Melissa S http://blog.mshanhun.com
Missus Wookie http://www.mrswookieswanderings.blogspot.co.uk/